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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:04 PM
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Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Sarkozy's party trailing in the first round of French local elections
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7284001.stm

Early results, based on a count of 65.7% of votes, put the UMP at 45.5% with the opposition socialists at 47%.

The vote is seen as a test of Mr Sarkozy's first year in office. His popularity has fallen in recent months.

However, the socialists' lead is smaller than some predicted, and the outcome in some large cities in particular remains finely balanced.

Socialist leader Francois Hollande said voters had sent a warning to Mr Sarkozy and the government over its policies.

The Socialists are expected to hold on to power in Paris and Lyon and exit polls suggested they could also take Marseille, Strasbourg and Toulouse from Mr Sarkozy's party.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:06 PM
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1. It gets better all the time
First... Foster in Illinois

Second... The Socialists in Spain

Now this

It's like Christmas without the tree and better presents
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:12 PM
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2. LOL -Isn't that the truth
Inherent Contempt would be another great present, but IMPEACHMENT would be beyond ecstasy.
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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:32 PM
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4. that guy
is an arrogant asshole, oh wait I meant Sarkozy but bush is too.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 05:03 AM
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5. He's sure pissed off the French
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=htt...
<snip>
The cantonal elections, which were held simultaneously with the municipal elections in half of the cantons, have amplified voting for the left, which contains almost 48% of the votes while the right gets a little less than 41%.

The new political geography of Canton emerging as a result of two elections of 2004 and 2008 could pose new problems for Nicolas Sarkozy and his Government. They are subject to proceed without delay to an overhaul of the electoral map to reflect demographic changes. The exercise will be perilous.

Another consequence to come: the successes achieved since 2004 in local elections (cantonal, regional and municipal) should enable the PS hope the breakthrough of the 100 senators at the next renewal Senate in September.
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Fugg Napoleon Sarkozy.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:15 PM
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3. kick
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 06:57 AM
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6. Glad to hear that!
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